- Forming prejudices based on a person's physical appearance.
2007 August 26, Daphne Merkin, “The Politics of Appearance”, in New York Times:
- But it is also a wishful argument, a posture that is in denial, if you will, about the fact that we live in a profoundly surface-oriented, looksist culture that has permeated our way of perceiving those who would be in charge of our lives.
looksist (plural looksists)
- One who forms prejudices based on a person's physical appearance.